Movie Review: Star Wars – The Last Jedi

I had watched The Last Jedi the other day and I will try here to review it without giving away spoilers or twists.

The eighth part of the ‘Star Wars’ saga  is strikingly dazzling. After a material battle to kick off – the new director Rian Johnson (‘ Brick ‘) looks deep into the wounded souls of his heroes – especially in the dark Kylo Ren.

I You’re not really doing much, “Young Rey says disrespectfully to Jedi retiree Luke Skywalker, and the authors of the sequels have no scruples killing the gospel of George Lucas, the creator of Star Wars’, they proved in Episode VII, when angry Kylo Ren literally made his father, Han Solo, disappear into oblivion: he pushed him casually into an abyss – an inglorious end to Han Solo (Harrison Ford), who many fans considered the coolest character in the galaxy.

We meet Rey and Luke Skywalker right back where the cliffhanger at the end of J.J. Abrams’ seventh part on her fate in the unknown left: On a picturesque as well as deserted island whose steps carved into the rock seem almost to lead to heaven.

There, in the remnants of an ancient Jedi temple, the aged and broken Luke Skywalker lives his life. He was the youthful hero in the first three ‘Star Wars’ movies in the 1970s and 80s and is played as always by Mark Hamill, who has also matured dramatically compared to back then. However, the juvenile hero figure is a woman in the 21st century: 25-year-old Daisy Ridley, who showed in the last part who is wearing the three-quarter pants in the Star Wars universe.

Today, she is a strong supporter of Leia Organa (the 2016 deceased Carrie Fisher in one of her last roles). And Leia does not have to be saved in a bikini anymore. The princess of yesteryear is now general of the Resistance. She commands with heartfelt but forbidden attention the few resistance fighters who want to put an end to the leader of the evil First Order, Supreme Leader Snoke (as always a show: Andy ‘Gollum’ Serkis).

But the wild Rey desperately needs training to use her powers properly. The offer of father murderer Kylo Ren she had knocked out in the last movie. He clearly has a problem with his Anger Management. First, his fancy Darth Vader memorial helmet falls victim to a tantrum. So this time we get to see a lot of Adam Driver, who creates his Kylo Ren as a wonderfully weak villain.

Now, Rey hopes to Jedi veteran Luke Skywalker as a teacher, but he does not really want. What he carries with him for a small package and what Rey and Kylo Ren have in common, I do not want to reveal here. Only so much: There is a lot of sheet metal damage, the lightsabers are eagerly swung, and a lot of Star Wars stripes are looked up into the confused souls of the characters.

In addition old acquaintances appear again – and on both sides new heads. The biggest cuteness factor this time even not the droll droid BB-8, but feathered critters with big eyes. Yeah, ‘Lucas Film’ is now owned by Disney. So there is something for everyone in the far, far away galaxy. Boredom is guaranteed not to occur in the 151 minutes, which feel like one and a half hours.

Conclusion:

While there are things to criticize, Star Wars: The Last Jedi is definitely one of the better Star Wars movies. Where exactly you place it within the saga, whether over or under The Empire Strikes Back, or Rogue One, is likely to depend heavily on personal taste. The established new characters in the predecessor such as Rey and Kylo Ren, but also Finn and Poe undergo important developments and finally take the lead of the old squad. All of this happens in a great story that steals here and there from the old days, but clearly proves more autonomy.

Especially in the space battles the film draws grandiose pictures with first-class effects on the canvas. Offside, Rian Johnson continues the work with many practical effects that give the film a more realistic look. Beyond doubt is the work of John Williams, who returns to his best. This is mainly because he again used more old themes in the soundtrack and thus enhances the recognition. An increase over Episode 7 is The Last Jedi without a doubt. A definite recommendation for every moviegoer – for Star Wars fans anyway.

Rating: (5 / 5)

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And the Exclusive Invites for Movie Premiere of “Now You See Me 2” are going to…

now-you-see-me-2-releasesGulf Film and The Acme Blog had given 10 lucky readers the chance to win double invites to the exclusive Premiere screening of the upcoming Action / Comedy Movie “Now You See Me 2” starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Daniel Radcliffe and Morgan Freeman among a lot others in this spectacular Film directed by Jon M. Chu.

The Premiere screening will take place on Monday, June13 (tomorrow) , at 9.00pm at the  Novo Cinemas at the IBN Batutta Mall.

The right answer on the asked question in which movie Jesse Eisenberg played Lex Luthor was of course Badtman vs Superman – Dawn of Justice.

And The Winners are:

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  • Patrick Salvan
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  • Lara Denniece Atienza
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  • Mari Rose Canlas
  • Dorothy Monteagudo
  • Ashok Kanjani

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Here again the Plot in short: The Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan) return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

“Now You See Me 2” will be Releasing in UAE Cinemas on June 16, 2016.

Check out the Trailer below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiaQAwsmHMk

Win 10×2 Exclusive Invites to the Movie Premiere of “Now You See Me 2” in Dubai!

now-you-see-me-2-releasesSo here we are back again with a  great Movie competition which is courtesy of our friends down at Gulf Film. This time around we got 10 Exclusive double invites to the Premiere screening of the upcoming Action / Comedy Movie “Now You See Me 2” starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Daniel Radcliffe and Morgan Freeman among a lot others in this spectacular Film directed by Jon M. Chu.

The Premiere screening will take place on Monday, June13 , at 9.00pm at the  Novo Cinemas at the IBN Batutta Mall.

The Plot in short:  The Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco, Lizzy Caplan) return for a second mind-bending adventure, elevating the limits of stage illusion to new heights and taking them around the globe. One year after outwitting the FBI and winning the public’s adulation with their Robin Hood-style magic spectacles, the illusionists resurface for a comeback performance in hopes of exposing the unethical practices of a tech magnate. The man behind their vanishing act is none other than Walter Mabry (Daniel Radcliffe), a tech prodigy who threatens the Horsemen into pulling off their most impossible heist yet. Their only hope is to perform one last unprecedented stunt to clear their names and reveal the mastermind behind it all.

And this is how you can win:

To win you only have to leave the answer on the following question in the comments:

Jesse Eisenberg played Lex Luthor in which movie ?

  1. Now you see me
  2. Batman vs Superman – Dawn of Justice
  3. The Social Network

Those who answered the question on Facebook , please, send via PM the following info:

  1. Your full name
  2. E-mail

The end of the competition will be the evening of the 12th of June.  “Now You See Me 2” will be Releasing in UAE Cinemas on June 16, 2016.

Check out the Trailer below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiaQAwsmHMk

And the Exclusive Invites for the Advanced Screening of “Love & Friendship” are going to…

Front Row Filmed Entertainment and The Acme Blog had given 5 lucky readers the chance to win double invites to the exclusive Advanced Screening of the upcoming Drama/Romance “Love & Friendship” directed by Whit Stillman and starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny.

The advanced screening of “Love & Friendship” will take place on Monday, May 16th, 2016, at the VOX Cinemas at the Mall of the Emirates. Doors open at 8:15 pm. Film starts at 8:30 pm (sharp). 

The right answer on the asked question  Which Movie did Kate Beckinsale play play the role of Selene in  was of course Underworld.

And The Winners are:

  • Faisal Muhammed
  • Patricia Grace
  • Marites Tiongson
  • David Hestonshire
  • Bennett Cindy

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Here again the Plot in short: Set in the opulent drawing rooms of eighteenth-century English society, Love & Friendship focuses on the machinations of a beautiful widow, Lady Susan Vernon, who, while waiting for social chatter about a personal indiscretion to pass, takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate. While there, the intelligent, flirtatious, and amusingly egotistical Lady Vernon is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica – and herself too, naturally. She enlists the assistance of her old friend Alicia, but two particularly handsome suitors complicate her orchestrations.              

“Love & Friendship”  will release in UAE Cinemas on May 19th and you can check out the Trailer below:

Win Exclusive Invites for the Advanced Screening of “Love & Friendship”

Here comes a brandnew competition. Front Row Filmed Entertainment and The Acme Blog are happy to give 5 lucky readers the chance to win Exclusive double Invites to the Advanced Screening of the upcoming Drama/Romance “Love & Friendship” directed by Whit Stillman and starring Kate Beckinsale and Chloe Sevigny.

The advanced screening of “Love & Friendship” will take place on Monday, May 16th, 2016, at the VOX Cinemas at the Mall of the Emirates. Doors open at 8:15 pm. Film starts at 8:30 pm (sharp). 

Please note that the Movie is PG13, hence people younger than this age will be strictly not allowed to the show.

The Plot in short: Set in the opulent drawing rooms of eighteenth-century English society, Love & Friendship focuses on the machinations of a beautiful widow, Lady Susan Vernon, who, while waiting for social chatter about a personal indiscretion to pass, takes up temporary residence at her in-laws’ estate. While there, the intelligent, flirtatious, and amusingly egotistical Lady Vernon is determined to be a matchmaker for her daughter Frederica – and herself too, naturally. She enlists the assistance of her old friend Alicia, but two particularly handsome suitors complicate her orchestrations.              

And this is how you can win:

Simply answer the following question in the comments below. Which Movie did Kate Beckinsale play play the role of Selene in ?

  1. Underworld
  2. Van Helsing
  3. Aviator

Those who answered the question on Facebook , please, send via PM the following info:

  1. Your full name
  2. E-mail

The end of the competition will be the evening of the 15th of May.

“Love & Friendship”  will release in UAE Cinemas on May 19th and you can check out the Trailer below:

And the Exclusive Invites for Movie Premiere of “The Man Who Knew Infinity” are going to…

THE MAN WHO KNEW INFINITY POSTER finalGulf Film and The Acme Blog had given 10 lucky readers the chance to win double invites to the exclusive Premiere screening of the upcoming Drama Movie The Man Who Knew Infinity directed by Matt Brown and starring Dev Patel, Jeremy Irons, Toby Jones and Devika Bhise.

The Premiere screening will take place on Monday, May 2 (tomorrow), at 8.00pm at the  Novo Cinemas at Festival City Mall Dubai.

The right answer on the asked question  in  which 2015 Movie Release did Dev Patel star as Sonny Kapoor was of course the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.

And The Winners are:

  • Shrishti Garg
  • Shiny Sajan
  • Swetha Kunjaparambil
  • Grace Guanco
  • Surbhi Agarwal
  • Bennett Cindy
  • Nadine El Sheik Ali
  • Mari Rosaleo
  • Zou Jaballah
  • Adel Mansour  

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Here again the Plot in short: Growing up poor in Madras, India, Srinivasa Ramanujan Iyengar earns admittance to Cambridge University during WWI, where he becomes a pioneer in mathematical theories with the guidance of his professor, G.H. Hardy.

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” will be Releasing in UAE Cinemas on May 7, 2016.

Check out the Trailer below:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnwC72mylRg